Fall Front Porch Doormat and Buffalo Check Rug

Fall Front Porch Doormat and Buffalo Check Rug

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By now I’m sure you’ve seen the standard fall photo all over Instagram of someone looking down at their feet standing on their doormat. It’s everywhere, and my Insta is no different.

I have posted a few pictures now that show glimpses of my porch styled for fall and each time I do, someone asks me where I got the doormat and buffalo check rug that I currently have at our front door.

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I Wasn’t Expecting This

I Wasn’t Expecting This

I penned this several weeks ago but never published it. Today, I revisited it, added to it, and decided to dump my heart into it.

Trying to conceive has been one of the most emotionally draining times in my life and my husband’s life, and I was not prepared for all of the ups and downs that come with it. And unless you’ve been through it, you absolutely cannot relate — sorry.  I have spoken to several women who also are struggling TTC or have struggled, and I know that I am not alone in the range of emotions I have experienced over the last (almost) year.

Like many of my more emotional pieces, I debated posting this because it is vulnerable and raw, and I acknowledge that not everyone likes to read that type of content. However, one of my favorite things about blogging is that, through my content, I am able to connect with people (some I have never even met) who are in similar life stages as me or have similar experiences.

What I do here on Dammit, Hali might seem silly to some, but to the ones who get it and relate to the things I share, I welcome you with an open heart. Hopefully this post finds its way to someone — who, like me — occasionally needs a reminder that they are not alone on this journey. 

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As I was stepping out of the shower this morning, I began thinking about all the events (vacations, weddings, celebrations, etc.) my husband and I have coming up in the next several months, and I immediately said to myself, “Damn, I really thought I would be pregnant for all of these things; I thought I would be pregnant by now.”

But, it turns out, that is not the case.

I wasn’t expecting this.

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Lunch Breaks /// Target Try-On

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The following items are from my most recent Lunch Breaks with Hali try-on session at Target. To watch the try-on, visit me on Instagram!

I love how almost every item stands alone or can be layered and combined with other pieces from the try-on to create a multitude of looks. Plus, every item is $30 and under!

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Why I Decorate My Home with My Mom’s ‘Old Stuff’

Why I Decorate My Home with My Mom’s ‘Old Stuff’

I was still living “at home” when my mom passed away in the summer of 2009.

For a long time after her death my dad and I didn’t touch anything in the house; we didn’t rearrange the furniture, take pictures off the walls, or move a single decoration. It’s as if everything was preserved just how she left it and if we moved anything, it made the reality of her absence too real.

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Featuring Amazon’s J. Crew Mercantile

Fall Capsule Wardrobe Featuring Amazon’s J. Crew Mercantile

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I about lost my mind when I saw that Amazon now has a clothing line from J. Crew — J. Crew Mercantile.

I LOVE J. Crew, but it isn’t always the most budget friendly, ya know? And since we’re starting some major renovations on our house, it’s imperative that I save as much money as I can right now to put toward things like grass, floors, and the removal of a wall.

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My Favorite Budget Friendly Throw Pillow Hack

My Favorite Budget Friendly Throw Pillow Hack

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I have had a blast decorating our new house and making it a home we will enjoy for years to come.

While I love picking out new furniture and decor, I am not exactly a fan of spending a ton of money on any of it. Especially on throw pillows.

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Remembering Our Wedding One Year Later

Remembering Our Wedding One Year Later

One year ago today I was the most stressed and panicked I had ever seen myself.

It was the day before our wedding and nothing was going the way it was supposed to. Our flowers didn’t arrive on time {you can read about that here}, our venue wasn’t decorated, and I was late to my own rehearsal because I had an actual breakdown trying to deal with all of this.

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Amazon Prime Wardrobe Fall Shoes Review

Amazon Prime Wardrobe Fall Shoes Review

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This post is in collaboration with Casey Sellers at The Big Blonde Brain. Head over to thebigblondebrain.com for a fall fashion Amazon Prime Wardrobe review. 

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I loathe shopping for shoes. As someone who generally loves to shop, shoe shopping honestly is one of my least favorite things to do.

There is just something about going into a store and trying on shoes that annoys the hell out of me.

I don’t want to sit down on some uncomfortable bench or chair and take off my own shoe so I can try-on a shoe that most likely is not going to fit my weird-shaped foot right. And then repeat that process over and over again until I maybe find one style that works for me. Plus, if I happen to find a pair of shoes that I like enough to think about buying, it never fails that the store won’t have my size.

Shoes, simply, are not something I want to spend money on.

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